What is a Comprehensive Plan?

A Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan intended to guide growth and development of a community or region. It includes analysis of the community and recommendations for future actions. The plan is based on public input, planning initiatives, physical characteristics, and social and economic conditions.

Springfield Township’s current comprehensive plan was developed in 2003 and is currently 15 years old. With the recent creation of the Springfield Township Joint Economic Development District and the future Dorr Street interchange on the horizon, the township’s leadership believes the time is right for a plan update.

What is the Purpose and Why is it so important?

The purpose of the plan is to create a shared vision for future of the Township. The plan will build on the Township’s heritage of interactive and timely planning for desirable growth and development. This Plan presents an opportunity to demonstrate that residents, businesses and elected officials are committed to working together for the best possible future for our community. The goal of this Plan update is to review the last plan for “continued relevance” and to help prioritize the community’s goals and strategies for the next five or more years.


The Plan will help guide community officials for the next 5 or more years in areas such as neighborhoods, land use and development, parks and recreation, infrastructure, community services and facilities, and transportation.

Timeline How Long will the process take?

The entire process will take approximately 12 months and should be ready for approval in August 2019.